Tracesmart Share Their Success On BBC Daytime Show
on: April 27, 2009, 2:55 am
the conclusion of the second 'Missing Live' series, Tracesmart
can look back on a job well done as they once again volunteered
their services to the production company, offering their people search facility and further providing case study examples for
BBC 1 early morning broadcast raised awareness of the nation's
missing people, making live appeals for individuals to come forward
with information. Tracesmart were more than happy to assist and
the online people search company made two separate live appearances
during the series, which was viewed by over 1 million people daily.
programme makers, Leopard Films, work closely with the police
and the charity Missing People, to report on cases that require
the help of the general public. Some cases have been open for
many years; others that were featured involve people who have
vanished very recently. Viewers are urged to contact the helpline
with any information that may help find those that have disappeared.
Last year, the program introduced
heart-warming stories involving families that have been reunited
after a considerable time apart. As specialists in this field,
Tracesmart were invited back for the second year running to discuss
how to find
relatives and friends. As Tracesmart's lead family researcher,
Louise Hewlett was interviewed by the BBC's Rav Wilding on the
subject of people tracing, further adding a brief introduction
to online family searching using the electoral roll.
This year, a reunion transpired
that involved a viewer of the first series - Julie Cook wrote
to Missing Live, asking for help to find her cousin, Clement Jackson.
The letter she wrote was given to Hewlett live on air, with the
hope that Tracesmart could help trace Clement. When Louise returned
to the office and performed a name search on the Tracesmart system, she located him immediately.
Ms Cooke was ecstatic and also relieved to hear that Clement had
been located, after searching for him for nearly 40 years.
commented, "It was lovely to meet Clem and Julie in the studio.
It's rare for me to meet the families we are able to help through
our online people search facility, so I was delighted to be able
to share the experience with them. They were both very grateful
to Tracesmart for reuniting
them, and could not believe the trace was completed after a single
Owen Roberts, Tracesmart's Communications
Manager added, "There is no doubting the importance of this series,
it's vital to highlight the plight of the missing, and it's great
that we at Tracesmart can help as much as possible. We do hope
the BBC will re-commission another series."
Tracesmart Ltd - Since the launch of its website in 2004
Tracesmart has established itself as one of the UK's leading providers
of online people tracing tools. www.tracesmart.co.uk
combines state of the art search technology with an extensive
collection of consumer data, providing one of the most powerful
and successful systems to trace people.
Louise Hewlett is a driving force
in Tracesmart's Missing Personís campaign and has been tracing
people for 3 years. Louise has previously appeared on BBC1ís Missing
Live programme to discuss tracing and various successful reunions.
Owen Roberts has worked in the
creative, advertising and communications industries for over 25
years and is the voice of Tracesmart. Heading up the communications
team, he raises the public awareness of the company through various
media driven PR campaigns.
Roberts Ė Communications Manager
029 2047 4114